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Dave Kolwyck
Director Manufacturing Science - Raw Materials at Biogen Idec, USA


David Kolwyck is the Director of the Global Materials Science team at Biogen where his team has technical responsibility for defining critical material attributes, supplier technical assessments and operational improvement projects related to raw materials and consumables used in Biogen’s global drug substance manufacturing network.  He has been involved in the manufacture, characterization and development of pharmaceutical raw materials for >15 yrs as both a supplier and end-user. Prior to Biogen, he was at Amgen as the technical lead for upstream Raw Materials used in their biologics manufacturing network.  As a supply chain partner, he held a variety of technical and commercial roles at JRH and Sigma Aldrich, specific to the manufacturing of cell culture media and chemicals intended for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing.  David holds a B. Sci. from Truman State University, M. Sci. from University of Iowa and a M.B.A. from Washington University, St. Louis.   

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